Wednesday, 4 April 2012


Being practical is an art that many hankers for but can never master. Some who does manage to reach a high point in life, where others can look up to them and admire for all their displayed glory. The idea of never bunking school during examination years was a strict No-no in bold red in the How To Succeed As a Super-Geek Guide books. Life has been simple, dreamy, untextured with intellectual brouhahas which, lets face it, kind of spoils the fun. I mean, one really would'nt plan to woo a pretty girl with a quote from Tolstoy and hope to get away with it. In brief, times were not always textured with pragmatism but were quite cool nevertheless. Of course, then we didn't worry much about life and all that in entailed. It simply meant living for the day. A bit too immature a thought I'd admit now. But of course time and tide waits for no man. Before we know it, what passes off as wordly wisdom stifles a lot of old-school mush that our minds, nay, our hearts grew fond of. Pragmatism and the progress of time is a great spoiler. But dejectedly or not, I must admit that wiithout it, life amongst the wise wise men shall be tough.


Jay said...

"Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them."
- Ole Toyslot

Olive Oyl said...

haha, right ho :P
and these are pre-exam blues. too many exams though, sigh :(

Sayan said...

The thing is there is a constant struggle between the idealistic-self-destruction-enthralled part of ones mind and the pragmatic.

Often the pragmatic, by its cold logic, tends to cheapen the lifting 'high' quality of the former.

Sad. But the struggle endures.

Jay said...

@swee’pea: bah! you always have exams :p

@sayan: hear hear! three cheers for the struggle. that’s what makes life so unbloodybelievably exciting :)

Olive Oyl said...

@sayan: yeah, always wins, em cold logic. :| @tarzan: I blame my university for that. But this is going to be the last one *evil grin*. But yeah, pragmatism ain't always exciting :(

Piyush Tainguriya said...

Its been long. I see a lot of growing up here! The last time we talked you were ruing not having finished all the high school musicals.